A never-before-published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God that illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery. It tells the true story of one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last “Black Cargo” ship to arrive in the United States.
When a troubled young man asks him to investigate a crime he thinks he saw as a child, Cormoran Strike sets off on a twisting trail that leads from London's backstreets, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a country manor house. This is both a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in J.K. Rowling’s pseudonymous series which began with The Cuckoo’s Calling.
Reid's groovy fictional documentary charts the ascent and flameout of a star-crossed 1970s rock band, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. Written as an oral history it brilliantly captures a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice. Note: you’ll likely recognize some of readers in this multi-voice audio production and Reese Witherspoon is producing a 13-episode series of it for Amazon.
After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
A psychological thriller that starts out like Rear Window and then veers off into unexpected places. An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors. She believes she witnessed a crime that threatens to expose her secrets. In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one--and nothing--is what it seems.
A woman's obsessive fears about how much she disappoints her successful, pillar-of-the-community mother-in-law lead to a controversial disinheritance and a suspicious suicide. Fractured relationships and deep family secrets grow more compelling with every chapter in Hepworth’s twisty, captivating Australian-set domestic-suspense novel.
In this tense, twisty modern gothic set in England, a young woman receives notice of a mysterious bequest. Is it a case of mistaken identity, or will it reveal some truth about her family? Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ware's signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
The first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. King draws on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents to trace Roger’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. An engaging story, rich in detail and a definitive portrait of a beloved figure.
Through deft and witty prose emerge these Norse gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to tricking others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe life anew.
The best-selling author of American Housewife presents a riotous collection of essays on the art of living as a "Southern Lady" that explores subjects ranging from marriage and manners to women's health and entertaining, all colored by her off-kilter Alabama upbringing. Ellis is a strong, vivid writer-and this book is gut-busting funny.
Li-Yan and her family, devote their lives to farming tea. The arrival of outsiders seeking the Pu’er tea brings the modern world into the isolated village. When Li-Yan finds herself pregnant, she leaves her child at an orphanage. Her daughter is adopted by a couple from California, but she is drawn to the study of tea. A sweeping historical novel that juxtaposes ancient China with its modern incarnation.
Smart, darkly funny, and life-affirming, this is a bighearted debut novel for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. For twenty years, Andrew has worked to keep his heart safe, forgetting one important thing: how to live. Maybe it's time for him to start. A story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we feel we have the most to lose.
A retelling of Greek mythology that follows the banished witch daughter of the Titans. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, this is a triumph of storytelling, an epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
Titanic. Lusitania. Wilhelm Gustloff. All major maritime disasters, yet the last is virtually unknown.That changes with this gripping historical novel. Told through alternating narrators, this novel tells the story of four refugees attempting to escape various tragedies in 1945 Europe.
Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America—but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other.
The host of Justice with Judge Jeanine presents a highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling Liars, Leakers and Liberals that outlines arguments for why the author believes current progressive agendas are underlying basic American values.
The best-selling author of The Harbinger and The Paradigm takes inspiration from the seven mysteries of the Jubilean prophecies, documenting an investigation into an elusive Oracle and an ancient prophecy about the modern world.
A tale of spycraft, love and sacrifice inspired by the true story of Doctor Zhivago follows the efforts of two CIA agents to help publish Boris Pasternak's censored masterpiece against a backdrop of Cold War politics in Moscow.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story--the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.
An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.
A searingly frank memoir of food, self-image, and learning how to feed one's hunger in healthy ways, drawing on the popular essays of her blog to illuminate the challenges of navigating the boundaries between self-comfort and self-care.
An international best-seller based on the true story of an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor traces the experiences of a Jewish Slovakian who uses his position as a concentration-camp tattooist to secure food for his fellow prisoners.
A retelling of the Greek tale of the banished witch daughter of the Titans. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense,Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
Two women--a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947--are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
A 28-year-old recluse with a unique allergy to physical contact with other people is forced to reenter the world after her mother's death, finding friendship with a 10-year-old troubled boy and love with his adoptive father.
It's 1948, and the Atlanta Police Department has been forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect white cops are behind it. Among shady moonshiners, duplicitous madams, crooked lawmen, and the constant restrictions of Jim Crow, Boggs and Smith will risk their new jobs, and their lives, while navigating a dangerous world.
When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, Celestial takes comfort in a longtime friendship, only to encounter unexpected challenges when her husband's sentence is suddenly overturned.
Surviving a horrific school shooting, a 6-year-old boy retreats into the world of books and art while making sobering observations about his mother's determination to prosecute the shooter's parents and the wider community's efforts to make sense of the tragedy.
In early 1900s Korea, prized daughter Sunja finds herself pregnant and alone, bringing shame on her family until a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and move with her to Japan, in the saga of one family bound together as their faith and identity are called into question.
Presents the story of two young lovers whose furtive affair is shaped by local unrest on the eve of a civil war that erupts in a cataclysmic bombing attack, forcing them to abandon their previous home and lives.
Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret.
A powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.
White supremacist parents deny Ruth, an African American delivery nurse, access to their newborn child. But when the child goes into cardiac arrest, Ruth must make a choice. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? A gripping moral dilemma that will lead you to question privilege, power, and race.
Reunited as adults in the hipster mecca San Francisco as the planet falls apart around them, childhood friends Patricia Delfine, who is magically gifted, and Laurence Armstead, an engineering genius, discover that something bigger than either of them has brought them together to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.
Introducing herself to the Cotswold village she’s moved to after early retirement, Mrs. Agatha Raisin enters a quiche in a local contest and promptly finds herself a murder suspect when the judge dies. To clear her name, she turns amateur sleuth. This is the first in a long-running cozy mystery series that finds the former owner of a London PR firm is a feisty outsider who takes on investigations, annoying the local constabulary and slowly warming to life in a small village. These are quick-reading stories filled with delightful characters. After reading, watch the series on AcornTV.
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone, or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows. What's really going on once the front door has closed?
An outrageously stylish, wickedly funny novel of fashion in the digital age, The Knockoff is the story of Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, who finds her former assistant Eve Morton plotting to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and reduce the magazine into an app.
A man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit describes how he became a victim of a flawed legal system, recounting the years he shared with fellow inmates who were eventually executed before his exoneration.
Humorous and poignant stories from the Inside Amy Schumer head writer's awkward youth include entries on her tomboy pursuits of femininity, her emulation of Oprah, and the dangers of wedding websites. Raw, relatable, and consistently hilarious, this is a one-of-a-kind book by a singular and irresistible comic voice.
In a near-future Middle East, gender selection, war and disease have brought the ratio of men to women to alarmingly low levels. The government uses terror and technology to control its people and force women to take multiple husbands and have children as quickly as possible. Yet some women resist and live in an underground group that refuses to be part of the system.
Harboring secret preoccupations with a magical land he read about in a childhood fantasy series, Quentin Coldwater is unexpectedly admitted into an exclusive college of magic and rigorously educated in modern sorcery.
An account of the author's coming-of-age in a polygamist Mormon Doomsday cult describes her childhood on a Mexico hills farm as one of her father's more than 40 welfare-dependent children, the extreme religious beliefs that haunted her daily life and her escape in the aftermath of a devastating tragedy.
On the edge of twenty-seven, Jazzy hatches a plan for her and her best girlfriends: Sher, Imo, and Fann. Before the year is out, these Sarong Party Girls will all have spectacular weddings to richang moh—Western expat—husbands, with Chanel babies (the cutest status symbols of all) quickly to follow. Razor-sharp, spunky, and vulgarly brand-obsessed, Jazzy is a determined woman who doesn't lose.
The best-selling author of The Empathy Exams presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of genius artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction.
Feeling transient at twenty-nine, Hannah goes out with friends one night and runs into an old boyfriend, but when she is given the choice between leaving the bar and staying, two concurrent storylines follow the outcomes of both decisions.
In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies.
In nineteenth-century England, all is going well for rich, reclusive Mr Norrell, who has regained some of the power of England's magicians from the past, until a rival magician, Jonathan Strange, appears and becomes Mr Norrell's pupil.
A fierce competition is underway, a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.
A freelance writer returns to her grandmother’s homeland to fulfill her last wish to have her ashes scattered in Havana and discovers her family history amidst Cuba’s tropical beauty and dangerous political environment.
Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are restless for adventure, so when they are asked to take over Blunt's International Detective Agency, they leap at the chance in this charming detective series. Watch the delightful adaptation on AcornTV.
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. Then she meets Hardin. Hardin is cute and different from what she's used to. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she's never known before. Life will never be the same.
The contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base. How do you remain sane in an insane world? First published in 1961, it introduced the Catch-22 catchphrase into everyday speech. Coming this spring as a mini-series produced and directed by George Clooney.
Seventeen-year-olds Stella and Will, both suffering from cystic fibrosis, realize the only way to stay alive is to stay apart, but their love for each other is slowly pushing the boundaries of physical and emotional safety.
Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history's most famous women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. With a trove of new sources, Guy dispels the popular image of Mary Stuart as a romantic leading lady--achieving her ends through feminine wiles--and establishes her as the intellectual and political equal of Elizabeth I. This is an enthralling, myth-shattering look at a complex woman and ruler and her time. Look for the film titled Mary Queen of Scots with Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.
A manga series that is set in the post-apocalyptic future and focuses on Alita, a cyborg who has lost all memories and is found in a dump by a disgraced cyberdoctor who rebuilds and takes care of her. She does remember one thing, the cyborg martial art Panzer Kunst which leads to her becoming a hunter-warrior. The story traces Alita's attempts to rediscover her past and the characters whose lives she impacts on her journey.
The remarkable story of one endearing dog's journey home after she is separated from her beloved human and travels through 400 miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness to find him. A beautifully told, charming tale that explores the incredible power of love and resilience of spirit that ties us together. From the author of A Dog’s Purpose.
In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, its owners mother, son and daughter struggling to keep pace. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.
When his beloved cat dies, Louis Creed does not bury the cat in the local “pet sematary”, but in another burial ground. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there--one more terrifying than death itself, and hideously more powerful. As Louis is about to discover for himself sometimes , dead is better ...
A outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.
In this teen novel, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards in 1941 and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison. While she fights for her life in a work camp she finds solace in her art. A moving story of loss and of fear -- and ultimately, of survival that’s perfect for readers of The Book Thief. The movie title is Ashes in the Snow.
The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race. In the tradition of Douglas Adams and Monty Python meet Stephen King – the Apocalypse has never been funnier.
When British Intelligence invites novelist Kit Carradine to enter the secret world of espionage, he takes a leap. But the glamour of being a spy is soon tainted by fear and betrayal, as he finds himself on the trail of a mysterious fugitive with links to terrorism.
Strangers flock to Miracle Springs, NC hoping the renowned spa can cure their ills. If not, some find Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked "comfort" scone, owner Nora Pennington prescribes the perfect novel to ease their deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden. When a visiting businessman, who reached out to her, is found dead before he kept their appointment a stunned Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society to uncover the truth.
In this breakout thriller, Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee of the Navajo tribal police are united for the first time in a murder investigation that leads them into the dark world of Navajo witchcraft. This duo is based on a simple inversion: young Chee is the conservative spiritual presence while his elder is the jaded cynic. They’re an amazing pair in an engrossing landscape.
A young woman, Miryem, gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold, catching the attention of the Staryk king, ruler of fey creatures more ice than flesh. Drawn into a web of dangerous secrets, Miryem must embark on a desperate quest that will take them to the limits of sacrifice, power, and love.
In a novel set in future, farm dwellers Junior and Henrietta have their lives disrupted when Junior is called for a distant mission and Henrietta receives an unconventional replacement, so he won't be missed.
Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her first Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella.
On her way she rescues young Evelyn Barton-Forbes. They travel on together, encountering mysteries, missing mummies, and Radcliffe Emerson, a dashing and opinionated archaeologist who doesn't need a woman's help -- or so he thinks.
A pair of acquaintances who did not initially hit it off romantically, Eve and Ben, keep running into each other over and over while they navigate their new adulthoods of first jobs, dates, breakups, reunions, betrayals and eventually love. It’s When Harry Met Sally for a new generation, an edgy, updated take on Nora Ephron that's full of humor and wit.
Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling science-fiction masterpiece now in graphic novel format. Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor.
Toby surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, he takes refuge at his family's home. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden, and Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.
This tale begins a trilogy featuring a Chicago-based Latinx cast. It’s packed with emotion and humor. The realistic, multifaceted characters have interesting nuances, and Oliveras creates real obstacles with meaning and depth. Moving family relationships and splashes of Puerto Rican culture round out this splendid contemporary romance. Fans of Samantha Chase will enjoy this heart-tugging love story.
Skills in everything from martial arts to quantum physics make Shona McMonagle the perfect recruit for a new and interesting project: Time-travel to Tzarist Russia, prevent a gross miscarriage of romance, and – in any spare time – see to it that only the right people get murdered.
When her eccentric novelist husband disappears, leaving behind nothing but a hidden pair of plane tickets to Paris, Leah relocates to France and takes ownership of a small bookstore, where she discovers clues in an unfinished manuscript.
With the colonies at war, Esther must choose between her love and her devotion to her loyalist father. Years later, actress Chloe Daschle accepts a role in a film based on a letter Esther received from her love, on the eve of battle.
After meeting the former actor she had a crush on as a teenager and fangirling all over him, Kailyn Flowers strikes up a friendship with Daxton Hughes who needs help acting as guardian to his thirteen-year-old-sister.
This beautiful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story, one of women's friendships and the larger forces that shape them, this novel introduces readers to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives.
Theroux explores the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike.
Happiness Is a Choice You Make is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. With humility, heart, and wit, Leland has crafted a sophisticated and necessary reflection on how to "live better"--informed by those who have mastered the art.
This is the scarcely believable and wholly true story of Christopher Columbus' illegitimate son Hernando, who sought to equal and surpass his father's achievements by creating a universal library. His father sailed across the ocean to explore the known boundaries of the world for the glory of God, Spain and himself. His son Hernando sought instead to harness the vast powers of the new printing presses to assemble the world’s knowledge in one place, his library in Seville.
In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, the founder of the Girls Who Code nonprofit empowers women to embrace imperfection and bravery. Imagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough. By choosing bravery over perfection, we can find the power to claim our voice, to leave behind what makes us unhappy, and go for the things we genuinely, passionately want.
An epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way-in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century-which also chronicles the rich history of the trail.
The Not-Quite States of America is an entertaining account of the territories' place in the USA, and it raises fascinating questions about the nature of empire. As Mack shows, the territories aren't mere footnotes to American history; they are a crucial part of the story.
In the tradition of Lost City of Z and In the Kingdom of Ice, Pulitzer Prize finalist Carlsen reveals the remarkable story of the discovery of the ancient Maya. Based on rigorous research and his own journey throughout the Yucatan and Central America, this is a thrilling adventure narrative and a work of history that corrects our understanding of the 19th century explorers, and the Maya themselves.
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma.
Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The book is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long.
This guide from the former New York Times "Frugal Traveler" columnist and host of "Amigo Gringo" challenges the practices of the modern travel industry while sharing stories of memorable discoveries and misadventures that demonstrate how to enjoy a technology-balanced vacation.
Illuminates his comic brilliance and often misunderstood character, sharing insights into the gift for improvisation that shaped his wide range of characters, his struggles with addiction and depression and his relationships.
A global culinary history told through the stories of seven essential ingredients found in cuisines all over the world: honey, salt, chile, pork, rice, cacao, and tomato. Each of these foundational ingredients has played a long and valuable role in human foodways and culture, and each has its own fascinating history.
If you want to build a better life and a better world-and really be prepared for any possible future in these turbulent times-you need to become a resilient investor! This trailblazing guide will expand your ideas of investing way beyond Wall Street. Your time, your energy, and the things you own are investments too, and you'll learn to diversify them in ways that move you toward your life goals.
Have you ever dropped a chip on the ground, picked it up after five seconds--then eaten it? A rollicking yet rigorous inquiry that follows the science of germs into the kitchen, restaurant, and everywhere else you eat and drink.
The comedian, actor, and former host of The Late Late Show presents an irreverent memoir in lyrical prose that is at once hilarious and unexpectedly moving. Exploring subjects ranging from his childhood and family life to his career and his devotion to Glasgow, each story is strung together in a colorful tapestry that ultimately reveals a complicated man and the personal progress he’s made.
An Oxford-trained scientist and award-winning writer presents an evocative travelogue and memoir of her journey by bicycle along the Silk Road and how it became synonymous with humanity's exploration of boundaries.
Maybe it's the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in this offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire.
A send-up and takedown of the rituals, routines, and missed opportunities of contemporary life, this is a moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan satire. Most important, it's a heartfelt tribute to the connections that drive us to do more than survive.
Everyone in town knows that something's a little odd about the Radleys, but their neighbors would never guess that they are really abstaining vampires (and neither would their two children). This book is as much about family as it is about vampires, and I found the characters as endearing as the plot was exciting. - Carrie
The fourth book in a teen fantasy series about children with "peculiar" gifts, like being invisible, super strong, or, in the title hero's case, being able to sense & see monsters called "Hollowgasts" that nobody else can see. The novel is interspersed with old pictures of peculiars that (supposedly) come from real life. Check it out!
Short, hilarious and amazingly endearing, the self-named Murderbot (a bot who would rather binge watch TV than do its job) is an instant fave. This is extremely accessible and compelling science fiction. I can recommend the whole series. - Katie
A terrifying exploration of how vulnerable we all are to stalking and manipulation, this is a razor-sharp tale for our hyper-connected digital age. It’s a compulsively readable page-turner that's being compared to Gone Girl, American Psycho, and Stephen King's Misery. All I can say is, if you like creepy love stories narrated by a stalker, then this is the book for you. It’s currently a show on Netflix.
A witty and emotionally charged novel that delves into the heart of a marriage, and how those we love and think we know best can sometimes surprise us the most. Little does Sylvie suspect where Project Surprise Me will lead.
I love this Instant Pot book. So far, some of my go-to recipes from this book are: pineapple skirt steak, baked potatoes, sesame rice, and steamed carrots. I was completely new to this multi-use appliance and this book helped explain the different functions, it includes enticing pictures, and uses ingredients I recognize. - Brenda
Like the Flavia De Luce series? Then try this fictional journal of 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain. Set in 1934 it reveals her view of six eventful months in the eccentric, poverty-stricken life of her family in a ruined castle. It is as brightly witty and adventuresome as when first published over fifty years ago. Delightful!
New to the kitchen? Living on your own for the first time? This guide has everything you need to cook real meals with real food. Centered around 10 basic lessons to get you comfortable in the kitchen, you’ll be whipping up meals, snacks, and desserts in no time. Includes notes on knife skills, equipment & pantry essentials.
When a father finds his missing, drug addicted daughter panhandling in a park, he tries to save her. Instead, he gets wrapped up in a dangerous world of lies, drugs, and murder in this very twisty, fast paced thriller. A suspenseful page turner. - Steph
Parker's irreverent, hilarious, and enchanting memoir gives you the opportunity to feel as if she’s your airplane seat companion. Full of personal stories, whimsical how-tos, recipes, and beautiful handmade collages made by the author this is a delight in every way. Posey opens up about the art of acting, life on the set, and the realities of its accompanying fame as well as her other creative interests.
Nelson Mandela's grandson Ndaba began life in the Soweto, in South Africa's era of apartheid, but went to live with his grandfather Nelson at age 12. His journey is fascinating, and gives a sense of the problems and possibilities of the country. The book also provides insight into Ndaba's famous grandfather. - Richard
A loose retelling of Sense and Sensibility, this book’s sly humor, easy pace, family hijinks, and focus on the sweet and complicated nature of sisterly devotion make it perfect for YA Contemporary and Austen fans alike. - Katie B.
This charming biography consists of correspondence between New York writer, Helene Hanff and Frank Doel, a used book seller in London. It’s for anyone who loves books, sharing them with friends and who just might be longing for the lost art of written correspondence. This is a delightful, quick read that weighs in at only 97 pages. Check out this book today and enjoy it in an afternoon or two. - Katie M.
In WWII era London, Juliet Armstrong is working as an espionage monitor for MI5. Ten years later she suddenly finds herself targeted by dangerous individuals from her past. For fans of smart, witty, suspenseful, historical or spy fiction and authors like Tana French, Laurie R. King, and John Le Carre.
This is an excellent guide to having healthy conversations with people who have different views than you, and maybe even changing their minds. Lee provides keys to understanding barriers to meaningful and civil communication, tips on how to empathize with opposing views, and how to change their minds. - Carrie
I am big fan of both young adult novels and historical fiction, so this book set in 1943 Amsterdam was perfect for me. The mystery of what happened to the girl in the blue coat made this story a page turner. – Alicia H.
With step-by-step photos and straightforward instructions, James Beard Award-winner Justin Devillier details the fundamentals of the New Orleans cooking canon--from proper roux-making to time-honored recipes, such as Duck and Andouille Gumbo and the more casual Abita Root Beer-Braised Short Ribs.
Smita, Giulia, Sarah: three lives, three continents, three women with nothing in common, but nevertheless bound by a rare expression of courage..like three strands in a braid. Through the story of one woman's hair, three women's destinies are drawn together.
John and Megan developed more than six hundred new recipes for this edition, tested and tweaked thousands of classic recipes, and updated every section of every chapter to reflect the latest ingredients and techniques available to today's home cooks.
This abundant collection of all-new recipes--heavy on the easy-to-execute vegetables and versatile grains, paying lots of close attention to crunchy, salty snacks, and with love for all the meats--is for gatherings big and small, from the weeknight to the weekend.
From pastas and primi to appetizers and meats, and from breads and spreads to sides and soups, these are some of Lidia's absolute favorite dishes, lovingly adapted for home cooks to re-create in their own kitchens.
Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut's body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral? Doughty blends her mortician's knowledge of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five distinctive questions posed by her youngest fans.
Ingeniously built around the use of eight umami-rich ingredients--aged cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms, soy sauce, miso, caramelized onions, smoke, and nutritional yeast--these 75 recipes are bursting with the sublime, savory fifth taste.
Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend's house. Her two best friends, Tess and Hank, were not as lucky. As an adult, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into a similar case.
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook presents over 100 recipes that showcase the cookery and customs of the Crawley household--from upstairs dinner party centerpieces to downstairs puddings and pies--and bring an authentic slice of Downton Abbey to modern kitchens and Downton fans.
Weaving medical history, biography, family life and poetry, How to Treat People explores the oscillating rhythms of human experience, the importance of what we impart and the legacies we leave behind, a memoir that reminds us what it is to be human.